Cool off with National Dairy Month

This June, beat the heat and build strong bones with calcium-rich foods and resources that help celebrate National Dairy Month.

Looking for new ways to add more dairy foods to your diet?  Check out the National Dairy Council’s “30-Days-of-Dairy” for ideas and recipes.  Read more about calcium and play calcium balance games at the University of Washington’s “Bone Bio” site.  Download a FREE poster at Learning Zone Express (available through the end of June).  Hungry for more? Whip up a strawberry banana chocolate smoothie for a nutritious and tasty breakfast or post-workout snack.

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie

(Recipe from Spaccarotella, K.  The Fit Fridge for Fit Families, 2011.)

Makes 4 servings


2 cups 1% chocolate milk or chocolate-flavored Lactaid or enriched rice milk

2 bananas, peeled, sliced into 1/2” chunks and frozen

2 cups unsweetened frozen strawberries

1~Put all of the ingredients in a blender container.

2~Put the lid on the container, and turn on the blender.  Blend until smooth.

Tip:  To freeze sliced bananas, separate the banana slices, and place in freezer on a plate lined with aluminum foil.

Per Serving: 170 Cal (9% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 80% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 36 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 25 g Sugar; 160 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 78 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol



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